Here’s Why Sirius Is ‘Proud’ of its Third Quarter
Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) was all smiles on Thursday after reporting record revenue of $962 million in its third quarter, up 11 percent from last year’s revenue of $867 million. Earnings per fully diluted share for 2013 held steady at $0.01 — the same as in the third quarter of 2012. Sirius’s net income came down, ringing in at $62 million compared to last year’s third quarter net income of $75 million. This did include losses on extinguished debt of $108 million in 2013, and $017 million the year before.
“Sirius XM had a great quarter, with the 513,000 net subscriber additions and the 373,000 self-pay net additions setting post-merger records for the third quarter. We also saw double-digit growth in revenue for the seventh consecutive quarter, a new quarterly record for adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin, and significant growth in free cash flow,” said Jim Meyer, Sirius XM’s CEO.
“We are proud of all we accomplished in the third quarter: strong operating results, significant improvements in our balance sheet, renewals of important long-term programming contracts, and the announced acquisition of the connected vehicle unit of Agero,” he added.